ZIFF announces official selection: film school competition

Earlier this year, The Zanzibar International Film Festival announced the launch of a new category for film students from across Africa. ZIFF has been extremely encouraged by the massive response to the category, with dozens of entries being received from across the continent.

 

The diversity of entries was reflected not just in the regions from where films were submitted, but also in the ages of applicants. In an encouraging sign, young filmmakers from primary and high schools from across Kenya also submitted films into the competition, reflecting a healthy interest in film from the next generation of filmmakers.

 

The final selection was extremely difficult for the judges, and overall 18 films have been selected. These films, along with a selection of films from young Kenyan students, will be screened at the Kijiji Hall at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel on July 9th 2017.

 

Students from across the continent will be in attendance at ZIFF to view the films and also to take part in educational and interactive workshops on the 10th of July. Due to the massive demand from students, unfortunately no new registrations will be taken for this day of workshops, although ZIFF is presenting a host of other workshops that all can be applied for via the website,www.ziff.or.tz.

 

The Film School Programme workshops will include both technical and theoretical sessions all aimed at assisting young filmmakers on their career journies.

 

Below is the final list of films that will be screened in the ZIFF Film School Competition:

 

 

Hora Mama (Don’t Cry Mama)

Documentary
Ndimbira Claudine Sheng
Kwetu Film Institute
Rwanda

 

A Ride in the Coffin

Fiction
Benko Pluruer
Maisha Film Lab
Rwanda

 

Chebet

Fiction
Mwagale Waheoda

Maisha Film Lab
Uganda

 

Jinxed

Fiction
Gary Mugisha

Maisha Film Lab

Uganda

 

Homecoming

Fiction
Barbara Karuana
AFDA South Africa
Kenya

 

The Final Border

Fiction
David Wayne Smith

AFDA South Africa

 

Mandlakhe

Fiction
Charles Matthews

AFDA South Africa

 

Evelyn

Fiction
Shannon Garden
AFDA South Africa

 

The Fall

Fiction
Ethan Storm
AFDA South Africa

Eldos

Fiction
Kyllian Roux
AFDA South Africa

 

Husse Met Lang Ore

Animation
Alme Swart
AFDA South Africa

 

Uilhuise

Animation

Jennifer Backeberg

AFDA South Africa

Hear Me Out

Documentary
Tlotlo Sebolai

AFDA South Africa

Dilemma
Fiction
Isaac Kimiywi

Kenya Film School
Kenya

 

What I Would do for Ice Cream

Fiction
Portia Wangare
Tuning Cinema in Africa
Kenya

 

The Coin

Fiction
Steven You
Tuning Cinema in Africa
Kenya

 

Legion The Film’

Fiction
Evans Sunday
Africa Digital Media Institute
Kenya

 

The Last Breath
Fiction
Jordan “Braise” Ndawula
Kampala Film School

Uganda